1.1 Million Bee Colonies Dead This Year ... The survey found that about 35% of all the colonies in the U.S. died last winter. Of those that died, 71% died of natural causes, 29% from symptoms that are suspect colony collapse disorder.
by Kim Flottum
Agri-business giants launch new coalition A new coalition of major agri-business companies will launch a campaign today to promote agricultural technology as a solution to meet expanding demands for food and fuel.
Bag the policy Organic grocery store giant Whole Foods Market has announced that customers soon will be hearing a different question at the checkout stand: Recycled paper or reusable bag?
Biofuels deemed a greenhouse threat. Almost all biofuels used today cause more greenhouse gas emissions than conventional fuels if the full emissions costs of producing these "green" fuels are taken into account, two studies being published Thursday have concluded.
by Elisabeth Rosenthal
Boys grew breasts after crop spraying South Africa's medical and agricultural authorities are to embark on two separate studies to probe whether pesticides are poisoning the Limpopo farming community of Groblersdal ...
by Sheree Béga
Buzzzzzzzz Kill The loss of billions of bees raises questions about our pesticide controls.
by Al Meyerhoff - Los Angeles Times
Calif. Farmers Want to Sell Water Because farmers get their water at subsidized rates, some of them see financial opportunity this year in selling their allotments to Los Angeles and other desperately thirsty cities across Southern California, as well as to other farms.
by Garance Burke